How do you feel about your style? Do you feel fabulous, ok or not great? How do you feel about what you wear? Do you own your style?
In this (20 minute) video Jill Chivers of Shop Your Wardrobe and I discuss some of our own feelings about these questions and where the answers and feelings may have come from in our own lives.
Jill feels fabulous about her style, I don’t feel that way about mine (yes this may surprise you, but I reveal in the video why). It’s not that I don’t like my style but it’s not a word I’d use for my own style.
How can you take an outfit from good to great? What do you need to consider?
Body Shape and Proportions
Ideally your outfit should work with, not against your body shape (and if you’re not sure about your shape take my body shape quiz to discover what suits you). Knowing the easy rules for your shape helps you to find outfits that harmonise with your beautiful body.
What you wear is integrally tied to your personality – who you are as a person. Personality trumps body shape (which I’ve written about here) and is why we feel good and like “me” in some outfits, and “not quite right” in others. Step 1 of my 7 Steps to Style program is dedicated to personality and it’s the first step because I believe it’s actually the most important step in finding outfits that make you feel and look great.
Those bits of jewellery, scarves, shoes, belts, hats and other bits and bobs are often the difference between OK and fabulous. As I always say, accessories are the icing on your sartorial cake and shouldn’t be forgotten (and it’s interesting when Jill wrote this post about her experience taking outfit photos she realised just how important they were).
These are the start of what to look for, of course there are colours and scale and a whole host of other elements to putting together outfits that you can consider as well.
The trick is to finding what feels right for you so that you feel good on the inside as well as looking great on the outside.